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How to get to the Cotswolds

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Travel to the Cotswolds by road

By road, the Cotswolds can easily be reached from Bristol in under an hour, from London in under 2.5 hours, and from Manchester in under 3 hours.

The region has fantastic links to a number of motorways, including the M4, the M5 and the M40, offering easy access from all over the UK.

The AA Route Planner will help you to plan your journey to the Cotswolds by road – and for traffic updates, visit viamichelin.co.uk.

Getting the train to the Cotswolds

With main line trains from the South West, the North, the Midlands and London, it’s easy to travel to the Cotswolds by train.

The nearest train stations to the Cotswolds include Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Swindon, as well as smaller towns and villages in between.

To find out more about routes, times and prices, visit nationalrail.co.uk.

Travel to the Cotswolds by plane

Those wishing to travel to the Cotswolds by plane can choose from two different airports, both of which are within an hour and a half’s drive of the region.

Birmingham Airport and Bristol Airport offer flights both to and from destinations within the UK and Europe as well as further afield: to check flight times and prices and for more information, visit birminghamairport.co.uk or bristolairport.co.uk.

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